Saturday, December 31, 2016

Coconut Macaroons/49 Recipes Down

Because tonight is New Year's Eve here in the States and my husband is home, we actually have plans tonight with friends. Shane wants something a little more typical (think chips and dip) to take with us. I did make a dip from Just a Bunch of Recipes. Once I know how that turned out, I'll post the results here.

However, I needed to make something else, so I bused out Awesome Recipes & Kitchen Shortcuts, and made Sam's Coconut Macaroons.

What did I learn from this recipe?
Sam made his with just two ingredients. I decided I wanted to double the recipe and added just a touch of chocolate in them. I bought chocolate sprinkles (not chocolate chips) and added about 1/4 cup of them to the recipe. Once baked, they taste like Mounds candy bars. The nice thing is, the sprinkles, probably because they are so small, didn't melt into everything like chips probably would have. You can still see the intact sprinkles.

However, these suckers are incredibly sweet and sugary! Not that I'm complaining, but damn! We'll need Shane's chips and dip to cut through the sugar. Another note: they are incredibly sticky.

One change I noted that I needed to make was the baking time. Sam said to bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. The edges of my macaroons came out a little darker, on the first batch, than I would have liked, so I shortened the baking time to 13 minutes. I could have easily gone to 12 minutes and that might have been a little better yet.

But I am pretty happy with how these turned out. I usually can't make cookies to save my life (probably an error in my cooking temperature or my ingredient temperatures), but I think these are right on the money.

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